A continuation from my La Boca Series: Spotted two ladies enjoying the last beam of the sun for that day amidst the cold winter breeze from the port. Was envy of them, as soon as they're gone, I rushed to the same place and enjoyed the heat of the sun as well, a quite picturesque spot though so I had myself a "candid" portrait too. haha
La Boca is located in the city's south-east near its old port. From our place, the bus took about 40 minutes going there. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. In fact the name has a strong assonance with the Genoese neighborhood of Boccadasse.
It is known among sports fans for La Bombonera the home of Boca Juniors, one of the world's best known football clubs. La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. They also said that it is best to buy souvenir items here cause prices are cheaper.
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prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-14 21:51
like the framing by the sitting ladies in front of the big brown tone door...also love the shadow of the naked tree on the blue tone wall...nice textures on the door...
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also...
good street shot...
stevesaba (8135) 2011-11-14 22:29
A beautifully clear and lovely color co-ordinated scene. My first impression was that they were cold and enjoying the sun, and your notes confirm this. Well seen! The shaded of blues and the warmth of the door in such lovely evening light really cook. Nice work, warm regards,
jjcordier (73330) 2011-11-14 22:31
Très bon cadrage et superbe travail sur les couleurs, les ombres et la lumière. du beau travail!
TopGeo (38168) 2011-11-15 0:26
Hello Matthieu Excellent daily life scene and beautiful architecture photo at the same time! Great composition with a famous city with details of architecture! and crop framing, perfect light management, wonderful colours! Congratulations!
CLODO (28938) 2011-11-15 0:43
Cadre dans le cadre, orange conte bleu, et les ombres guident le regard vers ces 2 femmes qui semblent attendre.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-15 1:52
Foto simple pero tremendamente bella y llena de grafismo, llama también la atención por sus colores vivos. Estupenda escena del día a día de este lugar tan típico en Buenos Aires.
dale54 (6313) 2011-11-15 1:56
YES I LIKE YOUR SHOT.HI MATTHIEU.THAT SHADOW OF TREE,THAT BLUE,ALL WORKS! HAVE A GREAT DAY! DR
dino94 (822) 2011-11-15 2:00
very beautiful light, making play the opposition between the orange door and the wall blue.
The projected shades of the tree carry out us to posed the eyes on the two women sitting on the steps, being heated last sun rays.
Beautiful Image, pleasant to look at and built well.
lousat (72425) 2011-11-15 6:46
Salut Mathieu,merci pour ta amitie' depuis FB,je me suis amuse' beaucoup avec tes photos...eehehe...et mes compliments pour celle ci aussi,l'ombre de l'arbre sue la facades est magnifique,comme les couleurs et la composition,un travail de classe! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
npecanhuk (60996) 2011-11-15 6:50
Another original, attractive and interesting composition to present "La Boca" to the World!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and contrasts also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
ashres (1453) 2011-11-15 9:11
Nice pov with blessing of great colors. The two women there is great inclusion and is giving life to the image. nice symmetry and great colors. nice shot
have a great time,
Waylim (25078) 2011-11-15 9:30
Another very nice local scene from La Boca. Other than the colorful architecture, what I like very much here is how you got the play of shadow form the large tree, though we don't really see the actual tree itself except the littl bit of branches on the top. the presence of the ladies adds liveliness to the composition. Another good shot.
agulberk (3794) 2011-11-15 18:21
Very nice composition and presentation with tones of blue color on a architecture ,shadows of trees over blues and sitting ladies on steps to heat herself by sun rays in front of light brown door.
edge (6070) 2011-11-15 19:35
Hello Matt, This is a very colorful scene with these two ladies basking in the warm sunshine. The blue surrounding the dark orange door definitely cause ones eyes to focus on your shot. The shadow of the tree almost serves as a frame for this picture. I could not figure out the picture shown on the right side as to whether it was on the building or a reflection. Very fine presentation. Regards, Roge
vasilpro (40783) 2011-11-16 13:32
Wonderful composition, lovely light and play with shadows, vivid colors, excellent POV, beautiful street scene, TFS!
raszid62 (18583) 2011-11-16 15:54
The two exhausted women resting in the autumn sun, and may be waiting for those magical opening door. Shade tree branch gives an interesting effect on the wall. Wonderful, very intense colors and perfect image sharpness.
Cricri (101459) 2011-11-17 11:32
Très bon le cadrage, les couleurs et l'ombre de l'arbre qui ce dessine sur la façade, belle réalisation
ib-dick (15) 2011-11-17 17:42
I liked the colors on this picture
erhan1958 (14550) 2011-11-22 14:16
very very nice daily life under the sun
excellent colours and sherpnes
macjake (52232) 2011-12-02 14:00
this country, or at least the places you visited in Argentina seem to be very colorful...great for photos.
the sunlight striking the tall vertical doors are wonderful. lots of blues, and lots of charm.
as for my Vancouver post, you asked about if i corrected the lens distortion on it...for that one i was lucky enough that it was not needed.
Hope to see your vancouver shots!!
adramad (35429) 2011-12-07 9:27
Very good composition with this detail of the facade, which combines various shades of blue, these two women catching the winter sun's heat is a nice complement to the composition. Superb graphics the projection of shadows, with the branches of the tree.
Good management of light and color.
P / D. Questions to comment on my picture, because in Mediterranean countries tend to be painted white houses and blue doors?
I'll tell you that the reason to use white is due to the heat of summer, because as you know the target decreases the effect of sunlight, doors and windows is already an aesthetic reason, because there are places where you can find in green or some other color.
cavli (1874) 2012-01-10 0:08
Very good colors indeed. I like shadows of the banches very much. well seen and composed. tfs
Ricx (13495) 2012-02-10 23:56
Hi Matt, a superb image- love the contrast in colours- with the shadow giving character across the building - the women looks cold.. have a great weekend Rich
jmdias (52706) 2012-02-17 0:38
very beautiful colors. the woman are well positioned in the scene and the light is very beautiful. excellent sharpness and a good view from the winter.
- Copyright: Matt Le Blanc (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4768)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 20:59
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